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( music ) narrator: thomas moran embarked on his first trip to the west in 1871. the united states at the time was still recovering from the ravages of the civil war. americans turned with hope to the western frontier. by painting the pristine grandeur of these remote places, moran enabled 19th-century americans to visualize a magnificent landscape most would never see. his paintings transformed their perceptions of the west. from 1867 to 1879, the united states government sponsored four western expeditions, now known as "the great surveys." of all the aists who accompanied them, none is more associated with the surveys than thomas moran. the watercolors he brought back from wyoming, the first color images of yellowstone, played a key role in the creation of the national parks system. yellowstone had long been familiar to american indians, mountainmen, traders and travelers. legendary, seemingly unbelievable stories made their way east. the canyon was said to be a "fearful chasm," the river a "frightful torrent," the sulfur springs wre "diabolical," the place where "hell bubbled up
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, in the united states. complex communication systems allow the head office to arrange raw materials and allocate production to factories around the globe. guangdong has virtually none of the raw materials for making shoes, but they can be imported through hong kong. and here in hong kong, we finally meet the unsung hero of the global economy-- the freight container of containerized shipping. this homely steel box holds up to 60,000 pounds of raw materials, like rubr or leather or finished goods like sneakers. and since it was invented in 1956, it has slashed shipping costs dramatically. in just the last 15 years, the cost of shipping a vcr across the pacific was reduced by 95% from $30 to about $1.50. computer tracking and instant communications have also improved efficiency of the global assembly line. as these bar codes are read, nike's main computer on the other side ofhe world is automatically updated. the computer tracks production supplies right to the factory floor.d. this leather came from venezuela, the rubber from malaysia. these synthetics came from taiwan, japan, germany and america.
and say to the president of the united states, "you must act." we didn't think that the proposed bill was commensurate to all of the suffering, to the beatings, to the jailing, to the killing that had occurred in the south. amy goodman: congressman john lewis. he's just written a new book called across that bridge: life lessons and a vision for change. i'll continue the interview with him in a moment. [break] [break] amy goodman: "ain't gonna let nobody turn me round," the sncc freedom singers, a group that traveled the country singing and fundraising for the student nonviolent coordinating committee. congressmember john lewis was one of the chairs of sncc. this is democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report, as we return to my interview with the now 13- term democratic congressman, john lewis of georgia, arrested more than 40 times as he fought for voting rights and against segregation in america. just before malcolm x was assassinated, john lewis met with him in africa. they spent several days together. i asked john lewis where they met, what they talked about. rep. j
to the building in protest of an amateur anti-muslim film produced in the united states. the film also sparked protests in egypt, where demonstrators scaled a wall of u.s. embassy in cairo and burnt the american flag. the film called "in a sense of muslims," was funded by private donors and made by director who's called islam a cancer. we will have more on this story after headlines. the white house is denying reports president obama has snubbed israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu by refusing a meeting with netanyahu -- when netanyahu visits washington next week. the reported rift is said to center around u.s.-israeli tensions over iran, with netanyahu continuing to push for a military attack. on tuesday, he escalated his rhetoric say no one in the world can tell israel not to attack iran. >> the world says, "wait, there's still time." i say, "wait for what?" "wait until when?" those in the international community who refuse to put red lines before iran do not have a moral right to place a red light before israel. if iran knows there is no deadline, what will it do a question of exactly
buddhism- it's one of the more popular ones in the united states. and so we happened to be in san francisco, went to the zen center there, and talked to paul haller, one of the leaders. and i asked him about some of these key buddhist ideas, particularly about no self and what is the practice, what's the goal that he's looking for. so if we could, let's listen to a believer, and expert on buddhism, paul haller at the san francisco zen center. [bells ringing] >> what a beautiful, peaceful oasis in the middle of a busy city. we're at the san francisco zen center, and we're going to be looking at zen buddhism today. certainly, this is a wonderful symbol of what i think we're going to find, because at the heart of the buddhist experience is that very religious, very spiritual quest for peace and interconnectedness. now the story of the buddha is something that we'll be exploring here throughout this part of the experiential dimension. but today we want to go to an expert, paul haller, who's been practicing zen buddhism for many, many years, and is resident in this center. he's going to help us
of the century, chicanos and mexicanos renegotiating space, redefining national identity here in the united states. and we try and use our installation pieces and language pieces to attain a central voice. ♪ alleluia gómez-peña: in american culture, traditionally there has always been a place for the anti-hero. and performance artists, we have conveniently occupied that space. so in a sense we are accepted transgressors, accepted provocateurs, accepted iconoclasts, and we often can get away with murder. we can do things that if we were just straight political activists, we would easily end up in jail or deported back to mexico. but as performance artists, we can always justify whatever we do as extreme aesthetic behavior, and we can really speak the truth. -- captions by vitac -- burbank, pittsburgh, washington annenberg media ♪ for information about this and other annenberg media programs call 1-800-learner and visit us at www.learner.org.
: interpersonal violence... a major cause of injury and death in the united states. it's the leading cause of death in a black adolescent. man: the leading cause of death for african american males, 15 to 24 years of ageis h. the single largest cause of trauma to women between the ages of 15 and 44. and he said, "shut up, i told you to shut up" and he slapped me across the face and knocked me down. violence is, in fact, a fatal illness. and, in fact, in this country, it's now an epidemic. most violent crimes are recorded as an assault, robbery or homicide... but another common form of violence is abuse. dispatcher: yes, what's the problem? woman: help, he's here again. he's beating me up. when someone takes advantage of a relationship by using force, or threatening to use force, it is abuse. - who is it? - it's my husband. the most common place for it to occur is in the home. david bennett: i think one of the things that is very hidden in our societies, certainly societies that have levels of outward violence, is violence within the family, directed at women and children. about one in thre
they had their contraception lined up. half the pregnancies in the united states today are unwanted or unplanned and a fourth of all pregnancies in the united states today end up in elective abortion. i think that's a big problem. four in ten young women have at least one unintended pregnancy before the age of 20. it wasn't really expected but then again, you now, i wasn't really using any protection so i knew it was going to happen eventually. i didn't think i could have kids, so i didn't think it was going to happen to me. yeah, i was confused. i didn't know what i was going to do. but i decided to have her-- we decided to have her, me and my boyfriend. these young women are part of project cradle, a program designed to help young expectant mothers who have nowhere else to turn. and it was started in hollywood where we found-- and the l.a. free clinic where it is run out of, found, that there was a real demand for a comprehensive, perinatal program for adolescents. we've seen some patents as young as 15 years old. many of the young women have few resources, and little support from
, united europe, strasbourg symbolizes an increasingly important concept: that of supranationalism, as embodied by the european union. it is an idea that transcends cultural and national definitions of state territory. as boundaries allow more fluid movement, perceptions of state identity may become more fluid as well. in the final analysis, europe's supranationalism seeks to enhance how european places interact with each other and how europe, as a region, can most effectively interact with the world. europe has seen increasing supranationalism through organizations like the european union. however, at the same time, certain countries in the region have split apart-- a process called "devolution." though former yugoslavia dissolved into bitter war, its neighbor, czechoslovakia, separated peacefully into the czech and slovak republics. our focus is on the slovak republic. we'll see that this young country still struggles with border disputes, ethnic tensions and economic development issues connected to its communist past and its independent future. thirty miles east of vienna lies a
of the united states were building their new capital here in washington, they searched for a visual style which would embody their democratic ideals, and they found it in greece and rome in a style which for them, as still for us, embodies harmony, order, and freedom. the west has built its temples to liberty and justice and to money and power in the greek and roman style. you see it in trafalgar square in london and in leningrad in the soviet union. at the root of the western tradition-- in architecture, painting, and sculpture-- is the classical legacy. it's so ingrained in our way of seeing things that we don't notice when we use it in tv, commercials, magazines, coins, even on our credit card. many of our uses for it no doubt would astonish people from the ancient world. but if an ancient greek could be here now, he would recognize this around us and feel that, in some sense, the west is heir to his civilization. the power of this tradition and its hold over our imagination make it difficult for us to see the greeks and romans as they really were. the athenians of the fifth century b.c., th
room in the united states senate. but more then anything, the discoveries found in the vesuvian towns gave the world an enduring image of the roman world. not the bloody business of wars and conquest... or the relentless demands of running an empire. the houses and villas on the bay of naples revealed a way in which daily life could be made beautiful by the elegant craftsmanship of artisans and the refined taste of patrons.
-shaped valleys known as submarine canyons. where the shelf is wide, as on the atlantic coast of the united states, these canyons begin far out from shore near the outer edge of the shelf. on the narrow continental shelves of the pacific coast, the heads of some canyons lie close to the surf zone. they've been a mystery for a long time. why they're there, how they're cut so deep. they're also very interesting. a lot of the sediment that comes off the continent and onto the ocean floor goes down those canyons and debouches onto the ocean floor-- makes fans of sediment at the foot of the slope. beyond the continental rise lies what is quite literally the flattest region on earth. the abyssal plain. this landscape is formed as layer upon layer of sediment settles on the ocean floor. this material, known as pelagic sediment, consists of organic as well as inorganic matter. pelagic sedimentation is not restricted to the abyssal plain, but occurs throughout the oceans. the pelagic sediments are made of the debris that falls out of the water column. it's like a snowfall that falls on top of the topograph
of this is the tropical cyclone, more commonly known in the united states as the hurricane. dr. kerry emanuel has spent much of his career trying to understand these lethal storms and the larger role they might play in regulating climate. there's something rather unexpected that's turned up from research -- that hurricanes may have a profound effect on the climate. narrator: both of these studies offer us deeper insight into the complicated, ever-changing, active system that is the outermost layer of our planet -- the atmosphere. all around the world, scientists from the national oceanic & atmospheric administration, commonly known as noaa, are monitoring trace gases in the atmosphere. one of their findings is that carbon dioxide is increasing due to the burning of fossil fuels on earth -- an increase that could have significant effects on the climate. for lead investigator pieter tans, the idea that our behavior could have any influence on the planet came as a surprise. dr. tans: i ran into a little book, and it was called "inadvertent climate modification." this was in 1972. my first reaction was, "t
religions that were coming to prominence in the united states, and they had a chapter on wicca. i wish i could remember the name of the book. and the picture on it was a woman in silhouette against the sun and she was naked, and she was sitting on the earth and her hands were touching the earth and her head was back, and just sitting there in the sun, basking in all that energy, and i looked at this and said, "that looks wonderful!" and i read this chapter, and the more i was reading, the more i was saying, "yeah, that's what i believe. i think that, i always felt that." and i happened to be dating a young man at that time whose sister moved into an apartment next to a store in new york called the magical child store that basically sells books having to do with magic, witchcraft - walked in and found a guide called, the circan guide to paganism and pagan resources, and in the back was like a telephone directory of all these groups in illinois, and i wrote to one and became initiated into my first coven. and it was just like coming home. >> see, we'll see this over and over again as we mo
another culture, another country with another language, must experience on first coming to the united states, because first of all, they aren't going to find what they're used to around them. but their religion is so different to christianity, that for them to maintain it in the face of all this differentness must be a tremendous growth pattern within a reassessing of what their values really are. you bring up a - that's two key ideas that pop into my mind. let me see if i can remember two things at one time here. one is something that didn't get on camera with bishop thomas regarding christianity. from his perspective, this country has lost christianity. he doesn't know what we're doing, but we're not doing christianity, and that was the other point. the flip side of that, to go back to hinduism, is the hare krishnas, who we'll see here shortly, are out on the street proselytizing because that's part of what they see as their duty, that's part of their joy. most hindus, such as the hindus at the lemont temple, or the aurora temple in the greater chicago area or out in malibu in calif
can force these roles to change. wilk: it's not that men in the united states suddenly woke up and realized that they had to start cooking, and it was some sudden leap in consciousness. instead, to me what happened was that women were working more. and that if the household was going to have hot meals regularly, then men were going to start to change their behavior. keach: in every household, the division of labor is constantly changing. new members come and go. in a self-sufficient household like this one in belize, there is but one constant -- are there enough people in the household to provide for daily needs ? the rash household is like millions of others around the world -- pooling the laboofheir extended family to survive. their lives are a model for archaeologists interpreting the families of the past. the excavations in the copan valley revealed many clusters of houses surrounded by agricultural fields. comparing today's belize households to the archaeological remains, william sanders believes that many of the ancient copan residents also lived in extended families. the
state now produces nearly one out of every 4 pounds of cheese made in the united states. and specialty cheeses are becoming particularly popular as more and more people learn there's more to the world of cheese than just single-wrapped pieces of cheddar. and cheese heads of all education levels get to unite every day at the cheese school in san francisco. >> hello, everybody. well, the cheese school of san francisco is a novel concept, and whenever i mention it to people, they say, "there's a whole school devoted to cheese? where do i sign up?" >> the first of its kind in the nation, the cheese school works alongside the retail outlet cheese plus to inspire folks to branch out from just another plain grilled cheese sandwich to the world of asiago, havarti, romano, and a whole lot more. >> just as with wine, where you can't learn it in a day or even a lifetime, cheese is the same way. and cheese you don't need to be 21 to eat. and so, you know, it gets into our systems at a young age, so we're familiar with it to that degree. but then you get to learn about that whole new world of chees
at the past. the farm was started by keisaburo koda back in 1928. you see, he had moved to the united states and had always longed of having his own farm. but then after world war ii broke out his dreams were dashed when he and his family were ordered to an internment camp in colorado and his new farm was left to strangers. >> but for my grandfather, he had to entrust the farm with people that he really hardly knew. and so when he moved back to the west coast, most of the land hand been sold off. he had lost his farm and his mill. and so his 2 sons had to rebuild the farm. >> and his 2 sons, edward and william did just that. they restored the farm to its original glory and managed to make it even better than before by taking note of an unfulfilled market niche for sweet rice. and actually, they became the first commercial growers of it in california. they also began breeding and producing a variety called koko rose, which is a special medium-grain rice that is usually grown more for flavor than for yield, which is why a lot of farmers opted not to grow it. but today, the next generation of k
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